Thought I'd make a little something to celebrate International Women's Day. It's crazy that the inequalities still exist but it's empowering to remember all the injustices that have been rectified. Long may these powerful changes continue to happen.

I wanted to create something strong, bright and kinda quirky so I came up with this in your face coaster. Hope you enjoy the free pattern!

I used Drops muskat cotton yarn in Coral, Vanilla Yellow, Apple Green,  Royal Blue and Light Grey. They are 50g balls of DK 8ply and you'll only need a very small amount of each for one coaster.

I used a 3.5mm hook. 

US terminology

Abbreviations -

St - Stitch

Ch - Chain

SC - single crochet

DC - double crochet

rep - repeat

Ch sp - chain space

yoh - yarn over hook

RS - right side

FO - fasten off

SS - slip stitch

** - these indicate which part you should repeat (take note of how the row ends though)

With Light Grey Ch 24

Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd Ch from hook and along, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, SC along, turn

Row 3-4: Ch 1, with grey SC 10, with blue SC 3, with grey SC 10

Row 5-6: Ch 1, with grey SC 7, with pink SC 9, with grey SC 7, turn

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, with grey SC 10, with yellow SC 3, with grey SC 10, turn

Rows 9-10: Ch 1, with grey SC 10, with green SC 3, with grey SC 10, turn

Row 11: Ch 1, with grey sc 7, with blue sc 9, with grey sc 7, turn

Row 12: Ch 1, with grey sc 6, with blue sc 11, with grey sc 6, turn

Row 13: Ch 1, with grey sc 5, with pink sc 3, with grey sc 7, with pink sc 3, with grey sc 5, turn

Row 14: Ch 1, with grey sc 4, with pink sc 3, with grey sc 9, with pink sc 3, with grey sc 4, turn

Rows 15-16: Ch 1, with grey sc 4, with yellow sc 3, with grey sc 9, with yellow sc 3, with grey sc 4, turn

Row 17: Ch 1, with grey sc 4, with green sc 3, with grey sc 9, with green sc 3, with grey sc 4, turn

Row 18: Ch 1, with grey sc 5, with green sc 3, with grey sc 7, with green sc 3, with grey sc 5, turn

Row 19: Rep Row 12

Row 20: Rep Row 11

Row 21-22: Ch 1, sc along 

Row 23: Ch 1, sc 22, 3SC in last st

With RS facing:

Turn your work 90 degrees and sc 21 down the side of the rows.

Then turn your work 90 degrees and put 3sc in the first st of the foundation Ch. SC 21 along, 3sc in last st.

Turn your work 90 degrees again and sc 21 up the side of the rows.

Turn your work 90 degrees and put 2 more sc in the same st as the first sc of this row.

SS to join to the first sc.

FO. I then use an invisible join when weaving in the end.

For the tassels cut 8 x 10cm pieces of each colour, then add 4 from each of the 2 corners as shown in the photo. They are spaced 2 stitches apart with both of the blue sets of tassels in the same st.

Block if you wish and use as a rug for your mug 🤍

You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern just please credit me as the designer.

Have fun and please tag me in your finished pics @thewoollykid.  I'd love to see them!

Danielle

The Woolly Kid